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Pier 12

RC Optical Systems (RCOS) 12.5" Ritchey Chrétien

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Telescope

RCOS are synonymous with quality and after installing this one I can see why, no corners have been cut at all in the build of this Ritchey Chrétien 12.5” telescope. It’s built like a tank has all the nice touches from front focusing, auto fans to dew control and proper honeycomb flocking, on top of this it has 1/20th PV Zerodour mirrors.

Pier-12 is not fast and typical RC speed at F/9

However when combined with our skies 1200 seconds is generaly as long a sub you will ever have to do even for narrowband. so unless the object is super super dim there is no need for 1800s subs!

CCD Camera

FLI PL-16803 Mono CCD  with class 1 sensor, coupled to a FLI 2-7 wheel and Astrodon 50mm unmounted LRGB & narrowband HA OII SII 5nm filters as well as an ultra narrow NII 3nm filter

For your convenience and ease of use we have taken the time to calculate this setup for filter weightings which if followed will help you to maximise your imaging time. For more information on this visit our FAQ's page

Telescope

RCOS 12.5" Ritchey Chrétien

Camera

FLI PL-16803

Mount

10 Micron GM2000

  • Telescope

    RCOS 12.5" Ritchey Chrétien

  • Camera

    FLI PL-16803

  • Mount

    10 Micron GM2000

Equipment List

Telescope
RCOS-12.5 12.5" F/9 Ritchey Chrétien
Mount
10 Micron GM2000
Camera
FLI PL-16803 Mono CCD - 2x2 Binned
Filter Wheel
FLI Centerline
Filters
Astrodon 50mm LRGB Ha-5nm o3-5nm s2-5nm NII 3nm
Guide Camera
Lodestar 2 - 2x2 Binned
Guider
OAG Integrated
Focuser
RCOS Electronic Front Focusing
Power & Dew Control
Mount Hub Pro V4
Flattener
RCOS Dedicated Field Flattener

KAI-16803

Front illumiated Sensor
36.8 x 36.8mm
4096x4096pixels
9µm

Bayer Matrix Parameters
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  • 0.72° x 0.72°

  • 1.3 "/px @ 2x2 Binning

  • 2857mm Focal Length

  • F/9

  • 30º Imaging Horizon Limits

  • Camera sensor is fitted in Landscape mode


  • Recommended sub lengths

Broadband Imaging

FilterBrightDim
Clear
n/a

n/a

Lum
180-300s

600-900s

Red
180-300s

600-900s

Green
180-300s

600-900s

Blue
180-300s

600-900s

Narrowband Imaging

FilterBrightDim
Ha 5nm
600-900s

900-1800s

Hb
n/a

n/a

O3 5nm
600-900s

900-1800s

S2 5nm
600-900s

900-1800s

N2 3nm
600-900s

900-1800s

  • Imaging subjects with brighter cores will of course require shorter sub lengths for HDR, your personal experience will be needed to gauge this yourself.

  • Please remember this is only a guide above, we are just trying to help you have the best experience possible remote imaging with Roboscopes.

  • Roboscopes supply the site and control the equipment but you choose everything else from filters, object/co-ordinates to sub lengths. So you need to exercise due diligence and experience when booking because if you fill the booking form out with incorrect details then you will get precisely that.

  • It is not Roboscopes responsibility to check your detailed requirements after you have booked.

  • Filter weights

Get accurate star colours with our filter weights

FilterWeight
Red

1.371

Green

1.000

Blue

1.066

Calibration Files

This pier has a FREE calibration library, this includes a dark library that correlates to the most common subs lengths used, see below

  • 30s Darks
  • 45s Darks
  • 60s Darks
  • 120s Darks
  • 180s Darks
  • 240s Darks
  • 300s Darks

  • 600s Darks

  • 900s Darks

  • 1200s Darks

  • 1800s Darks

  • Bias Frames

  • Flat Frames - L, R, G, B, Ha, o3, S2

If you choose more individual sub lengths eg 550s, then darks are not included in the price and are taken for you on an individual basis. Please add darks to your imaging run in checkout.

Field of view examples

 

 

 

 

 

M16 The Eagle Nebula

M31 The Andromeda Galaxy

M42 The Orion Nebula

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